October 20: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

October 20th marks the 293rd day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 294th in case of leap years). There are 72 days remaining until the end of the year. People born on this day are under the sign of Libra. Famous birthdays on this day include Snoop Dogg (1971), Viggo Mortensen (1958) and Candice Swanepoel (1988).
But much more happened on October 20 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around October 20 over the years?
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The Devil's Hour

The Devil's Hour

Release year: 2022

Urban Legend

Urban Legend

Release year: 2022

Directed by: Jamie Blanks



Release year: 2021

Directed by: Olivier Babinet

The Carmilla Movie

The Carmilla Movie

Release year: 2017

Directed by: Spencer Maybee

Starring: Elise Bauman, Natasha Negovanlis, Annie Briggs, Kaitlyn Alexander

Please Stand By

Please Stand By

Release year: 2017

Directed by: Ben Lewin

Starring: Dakota Fanning, Toni Collette, Alice Eve, River Alexander


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 20?


  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Bahá'f Faith - Holy Day - the Báb


  • 2018 After a rafting accident in a swollen River, four Americans are killed in Costa Rica.
  • 2017 Syrian Civil War: Battle of Raqa (2017): The Syrian Democratic Forces announce "total liberation of Raqa", previously ISIL's capital.
  • 2016 Turkish military intervention in the Syrian Civil War: Turkish jets hit Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia with 26 airstrikes in three recently-captured-from-ISIL villages west of al-Bab and northeast of Aleppo. According to the Turkish General Staff, 160-200 people have been killed. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that 11 people were killed and many more were injured. (Reuters),
  • 2015 Iraqi Civil War (2014-17), American-led Intervention in Iraq (2014-2018): Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States, arrived in Iraq to discuss ongoing fight against ISIS.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 20 over the years?

Top #1 songs in the USA

  • 2017 - Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)
  • 2016 - Closer
  • 2015 - The Hills
  • 2014 - All About That Bass
  • 2013 - Royals
  • 2012 - One More Night
  • 2011 - Someone Like Youyoutube
  • 2010 - Just The Way You Are
  • 2009 - Down
  • 2008 - Live Your Life
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Top #1 Rock songs

  • 2017 - Feel It Still
  • 2016 - Heathens
  • 2015 - Renegades
  • 2014 - A Sky Full Of Stars
  • 2013 - Royals
  • 2012 - Some Nights
  • 2011 - Walk
  • 2010 - Say You'll Haunt Me
  • 2009 - Check My Brain


Which were the most popular books released around October 20 over the years?
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Weep No More, My Lady by Mary Higgins Clark

Weep No More, My Lady

Year: 1987


Weary and weary, Elizabeth Lange arrived at Cypress Point Spa, Pebble Beach, California. She is still grieving for her sister, a well-known actress who died in a car accident.

Money by John Kenneth Galbraith


Year: 1975


This book combines a history of money, monetary institutions, and an analysis of how money has changed in economic analysis and policy.

The Guns Of August by Barbara W. Tuchman

The Guns Of August

Year: 1962


The Modern Library selected Barbara as one of 100 best nonfiction books of the century. The Proud Tower, The Guns of August, which won the Pulitzer Prize, and The Zimmerman Telegram were all included in the selection.

The Lost Years by J.M. Dillard

The Lost Years

Year: 1989


After five years of EnterpriseTM missions, Dr. McCoy, Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock struggle to make new lives apart.

The Round House by Louise Erdrich

The Round House

Year: 2012


The Round House was awarded the National Book Award for Fiction. Louise Erdrich returns home to the territory where she first published her bestseller,

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